A brand new season of The Big Interview is right around the corner. Over the years, Dan Rather has interviewed some of the biggest names in music including Robert Plant, former Beatle Ringo Starr, Brian Johnson, Peter Frampton, and more. This year is no different. We’re kicking off our 2020 season with more of music’s finest. Get to know them each a little more before Dan Rather REALLY discovers who they are on the new season of The Big Interview every Wednesday starting April 15th at 8/7c.
We kick off our new season of The Big Interview with Huey Lewis lead singer and harmonica for Huey Lewis and the News. Before his music took off, Lewis had plans of attending Cornell, playing baseball, and he even achieved a perfect score on the math portion of the SAT. However, his career path changed when he took a year off to bum around Europe and play harmonica. Huey Lewis and the News hit the big time with their third album Sports in 1983, which is one of the best-selling pop releases all time and of course their contributions to the soundtrack for Back to the Future.
Do you think Dan Rather will ask Debbie Harry if blondes have more fun? While the name Debbie Harry is iconic enough, she might be even better known as “Blondie”. She led the new wave band into mainstream success with number one hits in the US and UK from 1979 all the way to 2017. She has won several Grammy® awards and was inducted into the Grammy and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but most importantly, she completely changed the music scene. Dan asks her all about it on TBI on Wednesday, April 22nd.
If you don’t know who Don Felder is by now you must be new to AXS TV! The legendary Don Felder is a musician and songwriter, who is best known for his work as the lead guitarist of Eagles for decades from 1974 until 2001. Felder also has had a bit of a solo career and has session appearances on albums by artists including Diana Ross, Barbra Streisand, and Andy Gibb. He also reportedly contributed guitar work to Stevie Nicks’ first two solo albums, Bella Donna and The Wild Heart. With him making appearances on A Year in Music, MIXTAPE, The Top Ten Revealed, AXS TV Concerts, and Rock & Roll Road Trip, it only made sense to add him as a guest on The Big Interview April 29th.
Your band has to be really good in order to claim the name “The Band” and Robbie Robertson’s group was just that. Robertson’s work with the Band was instrumental in creating the Americana music genre. He is ranked 59th in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 greatest guitarists and is credited with writing some of the biggest songs in music history. The acclaimed songwriter, singer, and guitarist sits down with Dan Rather on May 6th.
Lead singer, guitarist, and flautist. Is there anything that Ian Anderson can’t do? Oh, he also can play keyboards, bass, bouzouki, balalaika, saxophone, harmonica, and a variety of whistles. In 1967, he formed Jethro Tull. The group has sold over 60 million albums worldwide with 11 Gold and five Platinum among them. They have been described by Rolling Stone as “one of the most commercially successful and eccentric progressive rock bands”. Watch him join Dan Rather on May 13th!
In 1971, Don McLean released one of the greatest songs in the history of music. “American Pie” went to #1 on the charts in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and was in the top ten in several other countries.His other hit singles include “Vincent”, “Dreidel”, a rendition of Roy Orbison’s “Crying”, a rendition of the Skyliners’ “Since I Don’t Have You”, and “Wonderful Baby”. In 2004, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In January 2018, BMI certified that “American Pie” and “Vincent” had reached five million and three million airplays respectively.
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